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Greetings from the east coast.
I have always wanted to own a trooper suit. but never thought it would happen, this year for my birthday my wife told me I could order myself a set.
And now I was just contacted the great guys at ATA, and my suit is now on its way here!
Totally pumped and can't wait to get started. I have spent the last few weeks reading everything I can get my hands on.
-Reaper out

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Hello and welcome aboard from way way way west ;). Can't go wrong with ATA a really nice kit, good luck with the build, looking forward to those big brown box photos soon :D

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Welcome! Take a look at some ATA build threads and centurion applications to see what you should be looking like when you are done. Good luck!

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Welcome aboard, John, and a big CONGRATS on ordering your ATA kit!  I have purchased a lot of replacement pieces for my other sets of armor from them, and they are great to deal with.

As mentioned, I would start researching the ATA build threads, as well as getting your build supplies in place while you hurry up and wait.  I have a thread here that may help:  


Hopefully you will be aiming for EIB and then Centurion levels, (not as difficult as you may think) which are easier to do during your build rather than after.  Here is a link to some more info.:


If we can be of any help, be sure to ask... (it's kinda' what we do here) and best of luck on your white armor journey!

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Hi John and welcome to FISD!  Congrats on your armor purchase.  You will love your ATA kit.  Make sure you start a build thread so we can all follow along and offer advice when needed.  Feel free to ask any questions you may have.  Have fun and good luck!

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Hi and welcome aboard future Trooper! 


Have a read in the “Getting Started-Read this First” section, as there is some really good info in there for new members.


Then, have a read in “Costuming and Builds” section to discover other troopers who are building (or have built) the same armor as you! Really good tips, examples, pictures, previously answered questions, and successes here.


In addition to looking at all the various build threads, I highly recommend checking out the “Advanced Tactics” section where you can see examples of those who have taken their armor to the next levels of screen accuracy (EIB and Centurion).  I’d recommend that you aim to build to one of the certification levels, as TK’s look their best at these levels. It's really not hard to acquire EIB or Centurion, and it’s best to do during your build rather that after.


If, and when, you’re looking for other bits –and-pieces, accessories, boots, blasters, electronics, etc., be sure to check out the “Imperial Commissary/PX” section for items for sale, project runs, and for other stuff that most of the troopers use.


Also, make contact with your local Garrison. They’ll help guide you through the process of becoming a member of the 501st, and may have local Armor Parties in the works where you can get hands-on build advice and guidance, not to mention meet members of your future Garrison.


So, start a build thread here on FISD; post lots of pictures and questions. We are all here to help you out and to make sure you look your best, and represent the 501st as best as possible.


All the best on your TK journey!

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